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February 2018

CGA Newsletter February 2018 PDF (Download)

A Monthly Publication of the CGA at Harvard UniversityFebruary 2018HIGHLIGHTS


In a case with national significance, the Supreme Court has denied a request to delay a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision. In that decision, is was found that state's Congressional map was unconstitutional and gerrymandered .

These decisions were influenced by the work of Gary King (Director of IQSS), whose 1987 paper (co-authored with Robert Browning) dealt with the issues surroundingpartisan symmetry.

Drone Imagery in ArcGIS, a one-time Workshop will be held 1pm-5pm on February 23rd, 2018. Cody Benkelman, Technical Product Manager for Imagery at ESRI will lead the workshop and answer your questions. For more information and to Register pleasevisit the workshop webpage

GIS Colloquium, Mar 15th, 2018: Missing Unit Problem in Population Health (and Social Science) Research Presenters: Rockli Kim, and S. V. Subramanian details and abstract

Both the 2018 Fisher Prize for excellence in GIS and the ESRI EDC Student of the Year Award are open for applications from Harvard students.

Read more about applying for both prizes.


"New Lines, Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map"
Authors: Matthew W. Wilson (Univ KY) (CGA Associate) 
Published by: University of Minnessota Press (November 2017) 


"Diabetes and Hypertension in India: A Nationally Representative Study of 1.3 Million Adults"
Authors: Pascal Geldsetzer (Chan Harvard School of Public Health), Manne-Goehler J, Theilmann M, Davies JI, Awasthi A, Vollmer S, Jaacks LM, Bärnighausen T, Atun R 
Published by: JAMA Internal Medicine (January 2018) link to article 


Call for PapersDigital Humanities Benelux (6-8 Jun 2018) Amsterdam Deadline for abstracts: 15th Feb 2018 Read more

Call for PapersSpatial Humanities Conference (20-21 Sep 2018) Lancaster, UK Deadline for abstracts: 28th Feb 2018 Read more

JobPlanning Database Analyst Internship City of Cambridge [ Closing Date Sunday, February 25, 2018 ] Read more

JobSpatial Data Architect Smith College, Northampton, MA [ Closing Date: Mar 30, 2018 ] Read more

InternshipGIS and CAD Editor Harvard Planning and Project Management. For more information: please contact Parvaneh Kossari





The CGA Newsletter is published monthly. Editor of this issue: Lex Berman.

This newsletter passes on news items and information about new web maps or uses of GIS that come to the CGA's attention from various sources. These are provided for informational purposes only. The CGA does not endorse these items and makes no representations about their accuracy, completeness or quality. © Present & Fellows Harvard University. All Rights Reserved.

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